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Wave & Tidal Energy

The wave and tidal energy industry has experienced unprecedented growth in the past decade, moving from prototype devices to grid connected demonstration units.
Wave and tidal sites present some unique data acquisition challenges and require innovation and careful planning to provide high-quality data at exposed sites with high current speeds and energetic wave conditions.

Partrac has a strong track record of working with tidal and wave energy developers. We have undertaken numerous tidal resource assessments and environmental surveys at high-energy sites across the UK and Europe.

Partrac provides the following services to the wave and tidal industry:

  • Metocean services
  • Oceanographic survey
  • High resolution bathymetric and geophysical surveys
  • Turbulence data acquisition
  • Sediment and scour monitoring
  • Management of geotechnical investigations
  • Baseline environmental survey
  • Benthic survey

Offshore Wind

The offshore wind industry has ambitious targets for delivering energy to the grid by 2020. This challenging timeline requires all engineering and environmental risks to be identified and quantified. Partrac assists the industry in managing its risks by providing data, survey and interpretive reports.

We have a strong track record in offshore renewables – we support clients throughout the development of their projects from oceanographic surveys, licensing, environmental baseline surveys through to geo-technical investigations, operation real-time metocean data and post-installation monitoring.

Partrac provides the following services to the offshore wind industry:

  • Metocean/oceanographic survey
  • High resolution bathymetric & geophysical surveys
  • Benthic survey
  • Baseline environmental survey
  • Sediment & scour monitoring
  • Cable route surveys
  • Consultancy (scour, seabed mobility, EIA, cables)